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I'm a 26 year old male.
Around November 25th I felt as if there was some obstruction in my urethra. Thinking it was a kidney stone stuck inside, I kept trying to force it out every time I urinated. Eventually something came out which looked like a stone, but could have been tissue from my urethra.
Since then, I've experienced discomfort towards the end of my urethra, and an abnormal urine stream. Sometimes it feels as though there's something inside the last inch or so of my urethra, or that there's some tissue damage. My urine now looks like it has some small particles floating in it, and small bubbles which remain for a long time. My urine did not look like this before.
I went to the emergency room on November 30th and saw a Physicians Assistant. Urinalysis turned up no infection, and I was diagnosed with dysuria. I was told it should clear up within 3 days.
My symptoms remained constant so I saw another doctor on December, 23rd. Again, my urine showed no sign of infection. The doctor performed a prostate exam and felt around my abdomen and said everything felt normal. He diagnosed me with urethritis and prescribed me Cephalexin 500mg four times daily for seven days (even though it appears it's not an infection), and Phenazopyridine 200mg as needed for pain.
It's now Christmas and I'm in really rough shape, psychologically speaking. I'm tormented by the thought that I've permanently damaged my urethra somehow. The Phenazopyridine did nothing for my discomfort, so I stopped taking it. It feels like there's a gash or something inside my urethra, or that my urethra is wider towards the end now. I honestly can't describe how strange and terrible it feels.
I was given a referral for a urologist and I intend to make an appointment for Monday. The doctor who gave the referral said that the next step would probably be a cystoscopy.
Until then, any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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